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THE NEW INNOVATIVE WAY TO BUILD & MANAGE YOUR WEBSITE

Website as a Service (WaaS) Allows You To Pay Less Upfront and know that your website will always be up-to-date, maintained and secure.

An Analogy To Help You Understand Website as a Service

website s a service analogy
Imagine that you paid cash up front for a new car. It’s not cheap, and it starts depreciating when you drive it off the lot. You’re responsible for maintaining it with oil changes and more. Eventually you need new tires and a tune up, and maybe you even want to customize it.

Most people don’t have the tools or knowledge to do it themselves.

Traditionally buying a website has been like buying a car. You pay a lot up front, and once it’s launched you are responsible for managing and maintaining it. And what happens when you want to update it, add a new page, or your website crashes or gets hacked?

Like with cars, most people or businesses don’t have the tools or knowledge to properly manage, maintain and customize their website.

This is where Website as a Service (WaaS) can help!

The Benefits of Website As A Service

low up-front cost

Low Up-Front Cost

With Traditional website development you pay 50% up front and 50% when the website is launched. With Website as a service your up-front costs are significantly lower as you pay a low monthly fee.
always up-to-date

Always Up-to-Date

With WaaS your website software is updated every month. You also receive a set number of hours available to make content updates, additions and changes to your website.
the latest security

The Latest Security

Your website is protected against hacks and online attacks by utilizing the latest security techniques. If your website is ever compromised will will fix your site at no additional cost.
always in style

Always In-Style

Website design standards change over time. With WaaS your website always looks great, is mobile responsive and adapts to new technology. Plus you get a free website refresh every 30 months.

The Traditional Method and the Website As A Service (WaaS) Way

A website built the “Traditional Way” is the same as a website built “As A Service”. The difference is in how the payments are handled and who manages, maintains and updates the website moving forward.
traditional websites

The Traditional Way (Like a Product)

In a Traditional Web Build you pay for your website up front – typically 50% at the start of the build and 50% at the launch. Once the website is completed, you take responsibility for the maintenance, updates and security. Sort of like purchasing a product.
waas a service

WaaS (A Service)

With the Website as a Service Approach you pay a monthly fee that covers design, development, hosting, maintenance, content updates and security. Everything required to keep your site fresh and up-to-date.

A Visual comparison

website as a service visual comparison

Compare Website As A Service (WaaS) With A Traditional Build

The best way to understand Websites as a Service is to compare it to the the traditional way companies build and pay for website development. We still build websites the Traditional Way, but the Revolutionary WaaS model is making it easier for companies to build and manage their website for the future.

Features

Traditional Website Build

Website as a Service (WaaS)

Upfront Costs
With Traditional website development you pay 50% of the cost up front and 50% when the website is launched. With WaaS your up-front costs are significantly lower as you pay a low monthly fee.
Large Upfront Payment
Small Monthly Fee
Website Hosting
Website hosting is required to host your site live. We utilize Wordpress managed, shared hosting accounts.
You Pay For Hosting
We Pay For Hosting
**you may choose to use your own hosting account instead of ours.
Website Themes and Plugins
Our WordPress websites are built using the Oxygen Builder which does not utilize a Wordpress theme. Premium plugins we use include Gravity Forms, SmartSlider 3, OxyExtras, and ACF Pro. It is rare that any additional plugins are needed beyond these to complete your site. 
You Pay for Oxygen Builder and Premium Plugins
We Pay for Premium Plugins
Website Maintenance
A WordPress website consists of WordPress software and plugins to add functionality. These need to be updated weekly or they pose a security risk.
You Handle Maintenance
We Update Weekly
Website Content Updates
Websites should continue to evolve with new content added frequently. This includes new pages, blog posts, content edits and updates, and new functionality.
You Handle Content Updates
We Handle Content Updates
**Based on number of hours you select. 3 hours per month is standard.
Hack Insurance
It’s not uncommon for a website to be hacked. We utilize the latest security techniques to prevent website attacks. But, if your website is ever compromised will will fix and restore your site at no additional cost.
You Pay To Repair If Ever Hacked
We Fix Your Site At No Additional Cost
Website Refresh/Rebuild
Websites have a shelf life. Styles change and technology continues to improve. We recommend you update your website every 2 1/2 to 3 years.
Pay Full Price For New Website
We Refresh and Rebuild Your Website At No Additional Cost

Features

Upfront Costs
With Traditional website development you pay 50% of the cost up front and 50% when the website is launched. With WaaS your up-front costs are significantly lower as you pay a low monthly fee.
Traditional
Large Upfront Payment
WaaS
Small Monthly Fee
Website Hosting
Website hosting is required to host your site live. We utilize Wordpress managed, shared hosting accounts.
Traditional
You Pay For Hosting
WaaS
We Pay For Hosting
**you may choose to use your own hosting account instead of ours.
Website Themes and Plugins
Our WordPress websites are built using the Oxygen Builder which does not utilize a Wordpress theme. Premium plugins we use include Gravity Forms, SmartSlider 3, OxyExtras, and ACF Pro. It is rare that any additional plugins are needed beyond these to complete your site.
Traditional
You Pay for Oxygen Builder and Premium Plugins
WaaS
We Pay for Premium Plugins
Website Maintenance
A WordPress website consists of WordPress software and plugins to add functionality. These need to be updated weekly or they pose a security risk.
Traditional
You Handle Maintenance
WaaS
We Update Weekly
Website Content Updates
Websites should continue to evolve with new content added frequently. This includes new pages, blog posts, content edits and updates, and new functionality.
Traditional
You Handle Content Updates
WaaS
We Handle Content Updates
**Based on number of hours you select. 3 hours per month is standard.
Hack Insurance
It’s not uncommon for a website to be hacked. We utilize the latest security techniques to prevent website attacks. But, if your website is ever compromised will will fix and restore your site at no additional cost.
Traditional
You Pay To Repair If Ever Hacked
WaaS
We Fix Your Site At No Additional Cost
Website Refresh/Rebuild
Websites have a shelf life. Styles change and technology continues to improve. We recommend you update your website every 2 1/2 to 3 years.
Traditional
Pay Full Price For New Website
WaaS
We Refresh and Rebuild Your Website At No Additional Cost

Every Website Includes

wordpress
Built with WordPress
custom design
Custom Design
mobile responsive
Mobile Responsive
free hosting
Free Hosting
free stock images
Free Stock Images
calls to action
Clear Calls-to-Action
lead capture forms
Lead Capture Forms
content updates
Content Updates
ongoing maintenance
Ongoing Maintenance
automatic backups
Automatic Backups
website security
Website Security
website refresh
Refreshed Every 30 Months

Testimonials

We are proud of our websites and we want you to know, what our customers feel about that.
aimee kessler evans
AIMEE KESSLER EVANS
Rise and Shine B2B
Sean is a reliable and talented web design and development professional who understands marketing in a way other designers often don't. The websites he has built for my clients are optimized for both search and conversion - and they look fantastic.
van gangham
VAN GANGHAM
Lanworks
 Sean took the time and care to work out every single detail of the site and gave us suggestions as to how to make our ideas better. All of his work was done ahead of schedule and with a high level of detail. I would recommend Sean to anyone who is considering creating or refreshing a website.
linda wu dunphy
LINDA WU DUNPHY
Mezzanine Growth
I have worked with Sean on a number of website designs and launches throughout the past 7+ years and each time, he has been a true professional. His strong skills vary from design to programming and everything in between. He doesn't hesitate to suggest ideas and answer any questions you may have. 

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